Beloved Child, Beloved Community
The text of this hymn grew out of United Methodist pastor John Middleton's reading of Henri Nouwen's Life of the Beloved and articles about Martin Luther King's vision of beloved community. This text is a way of bridging personal and corporate experiences of belovedness. The fifth stanza is an alternate for special occasions, such as Martin Luther King's birthday. The author may be contacted at 41 Pine Tree St., Lexington TN 38351; phone: 731-968-0578; e-mail [email protected].